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About Me

Degrees and Certifications:

  • B.S. Degree
    • Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • Computer Literacy and Computer Science Graduate Courses
    • University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA
  • Teaching Certifications
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Literacy
    • Business Education Subjects (6-12)
  • Industry-Based Certifications
    • Microsoft Office Specialist 2010, 2013, 2016--Word, Excel, PowerPoint Certifications
    • Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Access Certification
    • Microsoft Office Specialist 2002 Word Certification
    • Microsoft Office Specialist 2003 Word Expert Certification
    • Microsoft Office Specialist 2003 Excel Certification
    • Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop CS 2015 and CC Certifications
    • Adobe Certified Associate Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator Certification
    • NFR Foundation Customer Service & Sales Certification
    • IC3 Certified & Authorized Instructor Certification

Professional Development:

  • Idea Makers, MakerSpace Workshop (3-D printing, vinyl cutting machines using CAD software, & digital embroidery machines), LA Tech. University, Ruston, LA
  • ULM Computer Science Wonderland Workshop, Instructor – 1st Place OPHS Students
  • Autism Awareness Workshop
  • State LACUE Conferences (4 Years) and District LACUE Conferences
    • State LACUE Conference – HTML Workshop Conference Presenter
  • International Conference on Information Technology, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cisco Networking (4 CCNA Courses), LA Voc. Tech., West Monroe, LA
    • CCNA 1 – Networking Basics
    • CCNA 2 – Routers & Routing Basics
    • CCNA 3 – Switching Basics
    • CCNA 4 – WAN Technologies
  • Grants – Monroe Junior League Mini-Grants
    • 2007 – 2008 “The OPHS Reporter” – Class Digital Cameras
    • 2008 – 2009 “Creative Imagery” – Photo & Video Editing Software—Adobe Premiere Elements
    • 2014 – 2015 “Ideas Come True!” – MakerSpace Supplies for 3-D Printers, Vinyl Cutters, & Embroidery Machines
  • Web Wise Kids Training, LA Governor’s Internet Safety Workshop, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lego Robotics Instructor
    • Lego Robotics Summer Workshop for students in grades 1st – 12th, West Monroe, LA
  • National Teacher Training Institute Participant, Neville High School, Monroe, LA
  • SEDL Master Teacher Training, Active Learning with Technology, ULM, Monroe, LA
  • Louisiana INTECH Participant, ULM, Monroe, LA
  • International Who’s Who of Professionals & Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • IBM Classroom LAN System Teacher Training
  • System operator of IBM Eduquest computer network
  • Computer Science Teacher Enhancement Program Participant, ULM, Monroe, LA

Current Position:

24+ years – Ouachita Parish High School, Monroe, LA--CTE subjects

  • Classes taught while at OPHS:  
    • Currently:  
      • Digital Graphics, Business Computer Applications, and Introduction to BCA
    • Other classes:
      • Computer Science/Computer Programming (Pascal & JAVA programming languages)
      • Computer Literacy
      • Web Design (HTML, Image Editing with PaintShop Pro, and Animation with PSP Animation Shop)
      • Computer Multimedia (Adobe Premiere Elements)
      • Accounting
      • Business Law
      • Business English
      • Business Math
      • Typing I & II
  • Built and maintained first OPHS Web Page(s)
  • Taught dual-enrollment classes, 2007-2009 LA Tech. College (Delta Community College)
  • Converted OPHS student handbook, teacher handbook, and course description guide from paper to digital media
  • Coached OPHS students to first place winners at ULM Computer Science Wonderland Challenge July, 2010
  • Coached students to pass IBC exams since 2008
    • 431 Certifications
  • 2014 – Taught student who became 1st Place 2010 PowerPoint winner at US MOS National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia and was a participant in the World MOS Championship in Anaheim, California
  • High School Literary Rallies (Typing I & II, Accounting, IBCA, BCA, & Computer Science)
    • District – LA Tech, Ruston, Louisiana
      • 29 Students have placed at District Literary Rallies
        • 24 First place winners
    • State – LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
      • 16 Students have placed at the State Literary Rallies
        • 2 Overall winners (one student winning scholarship money)
        • 4 First place winners

Previous Position:

Previous Teaching Positions:

  • Farmerville High School (5 years), Farmerville, LA—Taught Typing, Computer Literacy, Computer Programming (Pascal programming language), Business Math, and English I & IV
  • Ridgedale Academy (1 year), West Monroe, LA—Taught Typing, Shorthand, and Accounting
  • Southern Technical College, adult education (1.5 years)—Department Head—Taught Typing, Business Law, Data Entry, Word Processing, etc.
  • LA Vocational Tech, currently LA Delta Community College (4 years), West Monroe, LA—Taught Office Machines night classes

Office Positions:  

  • Office Manager, Group & Individual Life Insurance – Future Funds Inc., West Monroe, LA
  • Clerical, OPSD Deputy – Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department, Monroe, LA
  • Clerical, Publishing Dept. – Sperry Rand, Dorcester, Mass.
  • Clerical, Purchasing Dept. – G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS


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